In the week ending March 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 229,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 223,000. The 4-week moving average was 223,750, a decrease of 2,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 226,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2% for the week ending March 2, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending March 2 was 1,776,000, an increase of 18,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 3,000 from 1,755,000 to 1,758,000. The four-week moving average was 1,766,250, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 750 from 1,766,500 to 1,767,250.